Melba, ID Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Melba, Idaho - Basic Facts

The City of Melba had a population of 542 as of July 1, 2018. Melba ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Idaho. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Melba is located at latitude 43.3736 and longitude -116.5319 in Canyon County. The formal boundaries for the City of Melba (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Canyon County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,667 feet.

The City of Melba (GNIS ID: 2411072) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Idaho is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Melba is located within Melba Division of Canyon County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Melba population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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Melba, ID Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 542
Population in Households 542
Population in Familes 482
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,382
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $57,598
Average Household Income $64,544
Per Capita Income $20,597


Total Housing Units 206 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 121 (58.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 58 (28.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 27 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $256,250
Average Home Value $320,868


Total Households 179
Average Household Size 3.03
Family Households 139
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.67% 0.83%
Households 0.56% 0.88%
Families 0.54% 0.71%
Median Household Income   1.93%
Per Capita Income   2.59%

Melba, ID - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Melba to the other 227 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Idaho by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 130 43rd
Population Density # 74 68th
Diversity Index # 46 80th
Median Household Income # 31 87th
Per Capita Income # 155 32nd

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